Baba Feyikogbon, A Veteran Performer, Has Died At The Age Of 80
Sunday Akinola, a well-known Nigerian actor from the 1980s, has passed away. The seasoned actor passed away on Monday. He was 80. The actor’s passing was revealed on Instagram by Sulaimon Aremu, also known as the musician and poet Ajobiewe. On Monday, January 9, news of the death of the revered entertainer who had long fought kidney failure, hypertension, and memory loss was released.
To get treatment for his ailments abroad, Akinola requested assistance in 2019. In an interview with Sunday Tribune, the actor claimed that it was tough for him to obtain N30 million to travel overseas for treatment as recommended by his doctors. Akinola rose to prominence with the weekly Feyikogbon series, which aired on NTA Channel 7, Lagos, for almost 13 years throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
The Ogun-born actor was also a musician and a former soldier, having been inducted into the army shortly before the Nigerian Civil War and fighting alongside the late Fuji music star Sikiru Ayinde Barrister. Chief Akinola’s death comes just weeks after another actor, Sir K Kamoru, died on Tuesday, December 27. Yoruba film actors have turned to Instagram to express their grief. Saidi Balogun, a Nollywood actor, was among many who lamented his demise, writing on Instagram, “RIP Chief Sunday Akinola (BABA FEYIKOGNON).”